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Thu 16/06/16
The World Environment Day (WED) 2016 was commemorated in Zimbabwe with a call for youth involvement in tackling environmental challenges facing the country. Held at the Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare on 10 June 2016, the centrepiece of this year’s WED...
Wed 08/06/16
This year's theme for World Environment Day was 'Go Wild for Life', encouraging us to celebrate species under threat and to take action to help safeguard them for future generations. According to the motto “Be creative, reuse plastic, avoid waste,...
Sun 05/06/16
World Environment Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the positive action UN agencies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment.  A new animation, launched today by the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team and the Swedish...
Thu 02/06/16
As they work towards reducing their environmental footprint, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania has been making small changes to their levels of consumption, with great effect. The initiatives started three years ago, when the organisation...
Fri 27/05/16
Each year on 5th June the UN invites you to celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action by taking part in World Environment Day (WED).  This year the theme is Go Wild for Life, a call to action against the illegal trade in...
Wed 25/05/16
Shortly after the international community adopted a historic agreement to combat climate change, one of the largest UN compounds demonstrates how to walk the talk and achieves climate neutrality.  
Thu 21/04/16
For the second year running, the UNEP Ozone Secretariat has measured the carbon footprint of all operations and meetings held under the Montreal Protocol - and offset the full amount of greenhouse gases emitted - for 2015.
Wed 06/04/16
The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper consumption by 85% during the 19th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention held in Athens from 9 to 12 February 2016, as compared to its...
Fri 18/03/16
A few months ago UNMIK (the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) moved its offices to a more energy efficient compound in Pristina. The personnel were agreed - the move was the perfect opportunity to make some positive changes...
Wed 24/02/16
For the first time, the Committee on Food Security (CFS) has offset the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from air travel and local commuting for all delegates at the meeting hosted at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in...
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